Two Knightia, "Gemini" Fish plate professionally framed in a burl veneer to accent the natural tones of the fossil as it was found in matrix. This pair has been entwined since 52 MYA. You may also be interested in reading about this fossil in the book by Lance Grande, The Lost World of Fossil Lake.
Diplomystus (Greek for "double whiskers"); most frequently pronounced “dip-low-MY-stuss”. Diplomystus is an extinct genus of fish distantly related to modern-day herrings, alewives, and sardines. Specimens range from larval size up to 26 inches and are commonly found in close association with the extinct herring Knightia sp.
This beautiful framed piece contains the fossilized remains of a fish of the genus Phareodus. This fossil slab was recovered from the Green River Formation area of Wyoming – a region of extensive and clearly delineated layers of sedimentation that formed in a series of lakes in intermountain basins. Fossils caught in this sediment date back to a 6-million year stretch of the Eocene epoch, several tens of millions of years ago.
Priscacara swimming beneath the shade of the palm leaf just like it must have been 50 million years ago as it trolled the river banks. Such a beautiful display of how life must have been in the Green River Formation.